JASPER JOTTINGS Week 37  - 2017 Sep 10  

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: Youth Risks His Life to Crawl After Suicidal Woman



Youth Risks His Life to Crawl After Suicidal Woman and Talk Her Down
by McKinley Corbley - Aug 28, 20170

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A situation that could have ended in tragedy took an inspiring turn last weekend when a Good Samaritan risked his own life to comfort a suicidal woman and talk her down from the edge.

The woman was first spotted on Saturday afternoon crawling across a section of beams in the Broadway and Lafayette subway station. The beams, which were roughly 20 feet above the subway floor, made for a dangerous drop.

Klein then saw a young man start crawling across the beams to where the woman was sitting. When the youth finally reached the woman, he sat next to her, put his arm around her shoulder, and started talking to her quietly.

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“He actually cared enough, whoever he was, to help her. A lot of people seemed to be like ‘Oh, it’s New York’, and kept walking,” Klein told CBS New York. “I don’t know what I would’ve done. I don’t think I would’ve climbed over to do that.”

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“Greater love”?

Inspiring to see a youth do this. Makes him a man in my book.

And anonymously!

Special place in Heaven for him, I hope.

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JLINKEDIN: Rich, Stephen [MC2003] AVP Arch Insurance Group



Rich, Stephen [MC2003] 
Assistant Vice President
Arch Insurance Group
Stamford, Connecticut

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JUPDATE: Mottola, Paul C. [MC1960 RIP] id-ed by Tortorelli, Al (MC1959)


JOBIT: Mottola, Paul C. [MC1960 RIP] on 2017-Aug-29
Paul C. Mottola
AGE: 78 • Manchester
Guestbook: Same link
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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I believe Paul Mattola was in the graduating class of 1960.

Al Tortorelli '59S

[JR: Thanks, Al. Much appreciated.]

Mottola, Paul C. [MC1960 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Ellrodt, Bernard F. Jr. [MC1963] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: Ellrodt, Bernard F. Jr. [MC1963] profiled
Bernard F. Ellrodt, Jr. – U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilot – Vietnam Veteran – Saugus Resident
18 hours ago Bill Reynolds

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Dear John,

           I believe that Bernard is a member of the Class of 1963.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ellrodt, Bernard F. Jr. [MC1963]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Gerald E. Murray


Good Evening All,

Ed Riely asks for our prayers for the Father of a good friend. Father Gerald E. Murray Jr. Has shared the following Obituary for his Dad, Mr. Gerald E. Murray. Mr. Murray, a United States Army Korean War Veteran was called home on September 1, 2017. We pray for this good man, his Wife of 59 years, Mary Jane, their Children, Reverend Gerald Murray, Mary Jane, Margot (predeceased) and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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From Reverend Murray:

Dear Friends, My Dad passed away yesterday at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. Please see the obituary below. Please keep his soul in your prayers.
God bless you,

Fr. Gerald E. Murray, Jr.

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MURRAY, GERALD E., 86, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY passed away peacefully on September 1, 2017.

He was the devoted husband of Mary Jane (Moyles) Murray for 59 years.  He was the son of the late Edward and Mary (McGrath) Murray.

Mr. Murray was graduated from Regis High School where he played on Regis’s two New York City Catholic basketball championship teams in his junior and senior years.  Mr. Murray was graduated from St. Peter’s College, after which he served in the U.S. Army in Korea.  He then received his law degree from Fordham University, where he was an editor of the law review.

Mr. Murray began his legal career at the firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.  He then practiced law within the former Bell System, working as an attorney at New York Telephone, AT&T and NYNEX, where he was General Solicitor.

Mr. Murray loved time with his close family most of all. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend.

Mr. Murray had a strong Catholic faith and was a Knight of the Order of Malta.  He was a member of The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of New York.

Mr. Murray was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Margot Leary.  In addition to his loving wife Mary Jane, he is survived by his son, The Reverend Gerald E. Murray, Jr. of New York, NY, his son-in-law P. Christopher Leary of Greenwich, CT, his daughter Mary Jane Creamer and her husband Glenn of Barrington, RI, his grandchildren Mary Kate Leary and Andrew, Tyler, Margot and Teddy Creamer, and his three brothers John, Edwin and Thomas Murray.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 5th at 10 am at Holy Family Church, 83 Clove Road, New Rochelle, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to Regis High School, 55 East 84th St., New York, NY 10028 and the Sisters of Life, 38 Montebello Rd., Suffern, NY 10901.

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JNEWS: Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986) Adjunct Fordham Law


Raymond Dowd
Equity Partner at Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP
Now Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law

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Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986)

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JLINKEDIN: Smyth, Michael [MC1984] Attorney Contract Management Tyco



Michael Smyth
Dobbs Ferry, New York

I am an Attorney with extensive Contract Management experience in technology law working for Fortune 500 multinational corporations. I have a demonstrated track record of successfully advising clients in the Corporate, Local/State/Federal government, Non-profit, and K-12 Education markets. My professional satisfaction is derived from analyzing Legal and Business risks, and developing successful mitigation strategies and options for clients.

I have extensive knowledge of Contract Management, Negotiation Strategies, Global Procurement, Data Privacy/IT Security, Software Licensing, Legal Process Improvement, Subcontracting Services, Six Sigma, New Product Development, and Corporate Governance/Ethical Conduct.

I am seeking to bring value to a Corporate, Government, or Non-profit organization as an Attorney in the Legal department or relevant business unit.

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Smyth, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Michael received his Bachelors in 1984 And Masters in 1999.

                Sorry that I missed that.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Smyth, Michael [MC1984]

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JLINKEDIN: Gutschmidt, Jennifer [MC????] Sr Rep at Primerica



Gutschmidt, Jennifer [MC????]
Senior Representative at Primerica
Deerfield Beach, Florida

"The Ultimate Financial Guru" to help families and individual become financially independent thru education and programs geared to eliminate debt. Would you like to become debt free and learn about the latest programs then contact me!

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Dear John,

             I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Jennifer.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Paliotta, Michael J. [MC1987] CEO Evercore ISI



Michael J. Paliotta to Join Evercore ISI as Chief Executive Officer of Evercore's Equities Business

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Evercore (NYSE: EVR) announced today that Michael J. Paliotta has agreed to join Evercore ISI as CEO of Evercore's equities business.  Mr. Paliotta will join Evercore once he has completed his obligations to his current employer and will be responsible for management and strategic oversight of Evercore ISI's ongoing operations, working closely with Ed Hyman, Evercore ISI's Executive Chairman, and the rest of the senior leadership team.

Mr. Paliotta was most recently Head of Global Markets Equities at Credit Suisse, having served in leadership roles in the equities business there for almost 18 years.   

Ed Hyman, Evercore ISI's Founder and Executive Chairman, said, "Evercore ISI has an unwavering commitment to providing market-leading independent research, along with world class distribution and trading abilities. Mike commands enormous respect in the equities business. His well-established track record of leadership will be a tremendous asset to Evercore ISI.  He is an excellent cultural fit and will help take us to the next level."

Ralph Schlosstein, Evercore's President and CEO, said, "We are delighted to attract a professional of Mike's caliber to Evercore.  His wealth of experience will be an extremely valuable resource for our Equities business as it seeks to maintain its top rank among independent providers of research and to provide the highest quality independent equity distribution capabilities and market insights to Evercore's Advisory clients."

John Weinberg, Evercore's Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, said, "We are very pleased that Mike will be joining Evercore. Over his long career, Mike has built a stellar reputation on the Street and I am confident that under his management, we will continue to provide our clients with the outstanding service that they have come to expect from Evercore in both our Equities and Advisory businesses."

Mr. Paliotta said, "I am excited to join the premier provider of independent research and distribution capabilities in our industry and look forward to working with the leadership of Evercore to enhance the already established capabilities of the Equities business for the benefit of our clients."

Mr. Paliotta received his MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business and his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College.

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Paliotta, Michael J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1987

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Paliotta, Michael J. [MC1987]

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JHQ: Alumni Connection: September 2017



Alumni Connection: September 2017

  • September 15-17 2017 | Bishop Molloy Retreat House, Jamaica, NY
    Businessmen's Reality Retreat
  • September 28, 2017 | Rockville Links, Rockville Centre, NY
    The Long Island Alumni Golf Outing
  • October 15, 2017 | The Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY
    Family Day at The Bronx Zoo
  • October 20, 2017 | Pawling Mountain Club, Pawling, NY
    Jasper Sporting Clays Classic
  • October 21, 2017 | Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
    The Engineers' Ball
  • October 29, 2017 | Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
    Open House Mass and Alumni Legacy Brunch

  • Fr. Thomas Franks, OFM Cap. is New College Chaplain
  • Baseball Historian Tim Reid '77 Works on Emmy Award-Winning Documentary
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Jose Danny Armas


Good Afternoon All,

Mike DeLuca shared a prayer request for a Fellow Jasper. All of our Prayer Requests are urgent but I wanted to call your attention to this sooner as you navigate your emails. We pray for Jose (Danny) Armas of Brooklyn, N.Y. Danny was critically injured by a hit and run driver. We pray for Danny and his Family and please raise the volume for this young man loved and respected by so many.

I am also sharing a go fund me link for Danny. His Family have posted a gofundme request to help offset the extraordinary costs of his Medical expenses.


Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Bender, William J. [MC1983] Strategic Account Executive Leidos



Leidos Announces Appointment of Lt. General William J. Bender as Strategic Account Executive, Government Relations RESTON, Va., Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500 science and technology company, announced today that Lt. General William J. Bender will join the company as Strategic Account Executive, Government Relations, effective September 5. In his role General Bender will be responsible for strengthening and advancing trusted relationships with customers and advancing strategic initiatives to foster organic growth.

General Bender brings more than 34 years of military experience and executive-level leadership in multiple facets of information technology (IT) and government services. General Bender most recently served as Chief Information Officer for the United States Air Force (USAF), where he was responsible for 50,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe with oversight for the USAF's IT investment strategy and a portfolio valued at $17 billion. Prior to his most recent role, General Bender was the second highest ranking military officer, based at the United States Embassy in Iraq, serving as the Deputy Chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq with oversight and management of foreign military sales and security cooperation initiatives supporting U.S. diplomatic relations with the government of Iraq. His leadership tenure in the USAF also includes serving as Chief Operations Officer with overall operations, training and readiness responsibility for 20,000 personnel, as well as Executive Staff Director and Joint Duty Officer to European Command and U.S. Transportation Command Commanders with responsibility for theater-wide and global logistics operations.

"William is an accomplished and highly respected military leader with extensive expertise in information technology, cybersecurity, and government services," said Gerry Fasano, Leidos Executive Vice President and Chief of Business Development and Strategy. "His deep knowledge of strategic customers will allow us to grow our enduring relationships and improve our ability to understand and serve their core missions."

General Bender was commissioned in 1983 after earning a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College. He also holds a Master of Arts National Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, a Master of Business Administration in Business and Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and numerous certificates from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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Bender, William J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bender, William J. [MC1983]

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JOBIT: Curley, Raymond Patrick [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Sep-05



Raymond Patrick Curley

Raymond "Ray" Patrick Curley, 85, beloved husband of the late Mary (Rennie), of West Hartford, died September 5, 2017 in Hartford.

Born in Queens, NY to Patrick and Anne Curley, he was raised in New York and graduated from LaSalle Academy and Manhattan College with a degree in Civil Engineering. After college Ray served in the US Air Force. Ray worked for Combustion Engineering and Mass Mutual.

He is survived by 5 children; Helen (David) Coleman, Teresa Curley, Stephen (Michelle) Curley, Kevin and Martin Curley, 5 grandchildren; Katherine and Emily Coleman, Jacqueline, Mary and Matthew Curley. He is additionally survived by his sister, Gertrude Chervenick.

Funeral services will be Saturday (09/09/2017) at 9 a.m. from the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave. West Hartford, a funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Church, West Hartford. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. at the Molloy Funeral Home on Friday.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of Masonicare Partners, Helen and Harry Grey Cancer Center, and Hartford Hospital staff for the compassionate and professional care they provided Ray during his illness.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St. Bldg. 3 Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Directions and online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 7, 2017


Curley, Raymond Patrick [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JNEWS: Napolitano, Jim [MC1988] VP MAST Construction Services




2017 09Sep 07 Jim Napolitano

MAST Construction Services, Inc., a Little Falls, New Jersey-based owner’s representative, project and construction management services firm, has announced the promotion of Blauvelt resident Jim Napolitano to vice president. Napolitano, a 20-year construction industry veteran, was formerly a project executive at MAST and, before that, was a senior project manager at the firm.

In his new post, Napolitano will work alongside MAST Founder and President Ted Domuracki to oversee the company’s sales, marketing and business development efforts. He will also continue to serve as a project executive on key government, corrections, institutional and education projects, using his expertise to assist MAST’s clients in overseeing work from the preconstruction phase through close-out.

“Jim is, without a doubt, an expert at client relations and team building, as well as utilizing technology to realize efficiencies and to keep pace with the industry,” said Domuracki. “I am delighted to announce his promotion and excited about all that Jim brings to this role. Jim is a standout member of our executive team and part of our success story.”

Among Napolitano’s prior projects are the $400 million Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, where MAST served as the owner’s representative for the City of Newark, and project management for Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center’s Youth Shelter in Teterboro, New Jersey.

Napolitano earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and is a member of the Construction Management Association of America.

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Napolitano, Jim [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Jim is a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Napolitano, Jim [MC1988]

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JOBIT: Padian, Robert E. [MC1968 RIP] on 2017-Sep-04



Robert E. Padian

PORTSMOUTH - Robert E. Padian, former long time resident of Portsmouth, N.H., passed away peacefully on Monday, September 4, 2017, at Silver Lake Specialized Care Facility in Staten Island, N.Y.

Robert is predeceased by his parents, Luke and Joan Padian and brother, Rev. John J. Padian.

He is survived by his sister, Michele and brother Patrick, nieces Rebecca Ramos nee Epstein, Lindsay Padian and nephew John Padian as well as grand-niece Elizabeth Ramos and grand-nephew Luke Ramos.

Robert was a graduate of Manhattan College and Harvard University with a Masters Degree from McGill University. Robert was a life-long learner, avid reader and loved living in Portsmouth. He will be missed by many family members and friends.

Published in Seacoastonline.com from Sept. 8 to Sept. 11, 2017

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Padian, Robert E. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/seacoastonline/robert-e-padian-condolences/186606247?cid=full

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Dear John,

                I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1968.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Padian, Robert E. [MC1968 RIP]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Maureen Flood


Good Afternoon All,

From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Maureen Flood, Wife of Fellow Jasper, Deacon Frank Flood '54 of Massapegua Park, L.I., N.Y. We pray for Maureen, her Husband, Frank, and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their lo ed one.  Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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Flood, Deacon Frank [MC1954]
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ENDNOTE: Why there is NO SUCH THING as "price gouging"!



Why there is NO SUCH THING as "price gouging"!

Listen to the first cut of Jason’s podcast aa he clearly explains that “gouging prices” ensure that there is supply for those who need it the most.

A displaced family might squeeze into one room at the “gouging” price as opposed to spreading out in two rooms at the regular price. Thus ensuring a room for another family.


Simple law of economics at work to balance supply and demand.

Great explanation!!!

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